Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 10, as we celebrate Rally Sunday and God’s Work Our Hands Day. Here’s what you need to know:
This Sunday, August 27, we are not holding our regular Sunday morning worship service at Grace. Instead we are going to travel to Milwaukee, to All Peoples, and worship with them at their 9:00 a.m. service.
Located at Second and Clarke, All Peoples is our partner congregation in the Greater Milwaukee Synod. For years, Grace and All Peoples have worked to support the gospel's work in Milwaukee.
With the departure of Pastor Steve Jerbi, All Peoples is beginning the process of calling a new pastor to work with Pastor Aida Muniz.
We are meeting at Grace at 8:00 a.m. to drive to All Peoples. If you want to ride with someone we can arrange that when you get here on Sunday.
You can drop off your regular Grace offering before you leave.
Worship is at 9:00 a.m. Worship at All Peoples is always lively and inspiring!
Please plan to join us, especially if you have never been to All Peoples.You will find it a rewarding experience.
All Grace members are encouraged to sign-up to help with one of our many service projects for the ELCA's annual "God's Work Our Hands" day on September 10th. We are joining our fellow Lutherans across the country in giving an afternoon to help others.
We have a lot of opportunities for you to get involved. Several of them are "family friendly" where young children can be involved. Here is what we have:
Milwaukee River Clean-Up: Last year high water kept us from doing a river clean-up, but we're going to try again this year by hauling debris out of the river along Lime Kiln Park. Wear close-toed shoes and shorts or a swimming suit. Bring some heavy-duty trash bags.
Renovating the Nursery at All Peoples Church in Milwaukee: Volunteers will help with cleaning and painting to create a comfortable space for parents and young children.
Blue Lotus Camp: This non-profit camp, serving those with disabilities, is only fifteen minutes from Grace. We need people to help with landscaping projects around the camp.
Bike Ride for Outreach for Hope (on September 9): Raise money and get some exercise as you support this inner-city ministry of our Greater Milwaukee Synod.
Gardening at the North Shore Academy of the Arts: We've done this in previous years as we help the NSAA (located in the old Grafton high school attached to the library) tidy up their garden area.
Singing at Hamburg House in Grafton: Musician are needed to bring songs and joy to the residents of this group home. All ages can join in the singing.
Cards and Crafts for Lasata: This is a great activity for families with young children! Helpers meet at church to make cards and decorations for the residents of the Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg. These gifts will be delivered at a later time.
Ozaukee County Humane Society: Eight helpers are need for weeding and putting down mulch at the Humane Society's building in Saukville. A tour of the facility will follow.
Feed Our Volunteers: We need a small group to help prepare the meal we will feed our workers before they head out.
Sunday, September 10th is Rally Sunday at Grace. We will go back to our regular worship schedule of 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. with Christian Education at 9:15 a.m. Lunch for all our volunteers will be served at 11:30 a.m. and they will then go out to do their service projects.
The Packers' game doesn't start until 3:25 p.m. so you will have lots of time to work!
The sign-up sheets are located on tables in the gathering area. Please pick a project and get involved!
Thank you to the entire Grace congregation for your support of VBS! We had an amazing week at Hero Central with 136 kids and over 60 volunteers "Discovering their Strength in God" each day.
Grace members did an amazing job inviting their friends and family and spreading the word about VBS. Countless people donated food, supplies and super hero décor. Thank you also to the numerous volunteers who helped with clean up on Sunday so we could get ready for Clara's funeral. It was amazing how quickly the church could be cleaned with so many helping hands! If you donated décor, please pick it up in the 3K Sunday School classroom (the one next to Luther).
Thank you to all for a great week! Do Good, Seek Peace & Go After It!